The Brazil Breakfast Optimist Club met Saturday, Nov. 22, at the American Legion Post #2 at 8 a.m. with President Rita Rothrock opening the meeting.
Special guests were members of Duke Energy crew who helped in putting up the decorations downtown earlier that morning. Duke Energy workers who helped were Jack Johnson, Joey Lunsford, Jim Aker, and Rick Godsey. Other volunteers who helped were Rob Rothrock and Bill Lewis. Keanon Wright and Dennis Garrard also helped, but didn't come to the breakfast.
Optimist members who participated in some way were Ken Turner, John Tribble, Larry Jackman, Rob Moore, and Bill Morthland. Most of the women members enjoyed breakfast and warmth at the Legion.
Members were reminded to sign up for the Clothe-A-Child booth at Krogers and about the shopping day on Dec. 7. Volunteers for shopping can call Rita at 448-2972.
Poinsettias can still be ordered for the Dec. 4-5 deliveries up until Dec. 3 by calling Ken Turner at 446-8495. The poinsettias are $10, proceeds go to fund the various youth activities in which the club participates.
Charles Hear gave a talk on "Lessons from Deer Camp, 2008" to the assembly. Several suggestions were given throughout the presentation, some funny and some serious.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Rick Godsey. The meeting was closed by Pres. Rothrock.
The group also met on Saturday morning, Nov. 29 at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and 8 a.m. for the meeting. President Rita Rothrock opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ken Turner recruited several members to pick up and deliver Poinsettias on Thursday. Orders are still being taken for later deliveries in December.
Collection for Clothe-A-Child is being conducted at Krogers this Friday and Saturday. Volunteers are needed for a few spots, call Ken to volunteer. We will be shopping for the clothes on Dec. 7. Volunteers are needed to help shop on this day. Call Rita or Ken to volunteer.
Ken reported that the mail-in donations are down this year as a lot of the usual donators are experiencing hard times.
The last Saturday of the month is the executive board meeting and it was moved and seconded that we accept 10 more children to clothe this year.
We also voted to buy more replacement bulbs for the Christmas Decorations.
We had no guest speaker this week, so we all shared embarrassing moments at meals, either at home or in restaurants. Next week our guest speaker will be Johnny Tabasco.
Winner of the 50/50 drawing was Hazel Morthland. President Rothrock closed the meeting with the Optimist Creed.